Saturday, January 15, 2011
MM Lee a mischievous student in Raffles Institution?
MM Lee said his RI education made him realise the importance of recognising a person's talent regardless of race, religion or a person's wealth.
Speaking to 800 guests at the Raffles Institution inaugural Gryphon Award, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew reaffirmed his belief in meritocracy as practised in Singapore's education system and the governance of the country.
Recalling his days as an RI boy, he said that being surrounded by students from various socio-economic backgrounds made him realise the importance of recognising a person's talent regardless of his race, religion or parent's wealth.
MM Lee was the first person to receive the Gryphon Award, which is given to illustrious Rafflesians who have contributed greatly to the nation.
Catch highlights of the event and MM's full speech on RazorTV
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